Saturday, 20 April 2019

Couple weep as they are sentenced to life for torturing their 13 kids

David Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise, 50, were both sentenced on Friday to life in prison with possibility of parole in 25 years after pleading guilty to neglect and abuse of 12 of their 13 children.

According to Mailonline, two of their adult children, Jennifer, 30, and Joshua, 27, read victim impact statements to the court as they spoke publicly for the first time since being freed from their filthy home in January 2018.

Their parents broke down in tears as they listened to their children speak of the nightmares of being chained, beaten and starved in their home.
My parents took my whole life from me but now I’m taking my life back,’ Jennifer said shakily as she was comforted by a Labrador support dog called Raider. ‘I saw my dad change my mom. They almost changed me, but I realized what was happening.

‘I believe everything happens for a reason. Life may have been bad, but it made me strong. I fought to become the person I am. I’m a fighter, I’m strong and I’m shooting through life like a rocket.’

In sentencing the couple, judge Keith Schwartz put in place restraining orders preventing the Turpins from trying to contact their children from prison. The restraining orders will end at different times for each child, based on their age and whether they want to retain a relationship with their abusive parents.

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